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of donald rumsfeld at the pentagon podium is woven into american history. his defiant management of those wars made the former secretary of defense one of the most polarizing political figures of the post-9/11 age but in this his first television interview since 2006 you will see donald rumsfeld as never before. he reveals a tender side and valuable insight into the decisions that have so many young americans still in harm's way tonight. here with the world exclusive is diane sawyer. >> i've answered that question 15 times. >> reporter: formidable, combative. >> if they said what you said you said -- >> reporter: the title of his memoir "known and unknown" is based on one of his famous lectures to a confounded press. >> as we know, there are known knowns. there are things we know we know. we also know there are known unknowns, that is to say, we know there are some things we do not know, but there are also unknown unknowns, the ones we don't know we don't know. >> donald h. rumsfeld. >> reporter: a single force elected to congress when he was 30 years old, the youngest secretary of defens
. >>> tonight on "nightline," world exclusive. diane sawyer goes head to head with donald rumsfeld in a tv first. the former secretary of defense opens up as never before. the controversy, the war, the wmds and the big question, what did he get wrong? >>> plus, the man whose public face has been stoney defiance gets emotional for the first time about his private trials at home during his tenure at the pentagon. an eye-opening surprising interview starts right now. >>> good evening, everyone. aisle bill weir. every war has its own signature images and when it comes to iraq and afghanistan, the sight and sound of donald rumsfeld at the pentagon podium is woven into american history. his defiant management of those wars made the former secretary of defense one of the most polarizing political figures of the post-9/11 age but in this his first television interview since 2006 you will see donald rumsfeld as never before. he reveals a tender side and valuable insight into the decisions that have so many young americans still in harm's way tonight. here with the world exclusive is diane s
suffered a lack thereof. >> sean: donald rumsfeld like you have never seen him before. welcome to the special edition of hannity. i'm joined for the entire hour by america's longest serving secretary of defense donald rumsfeld. he's the you of the new book "known and unknown." he describes the highs and lows of a long and dramatic career. discloses behind the scenes detail that may shock you. mr. secretary, thank you for being with us. good to see you again. >> thank you. >> sean: as i read this book in its entirety. i was standing back looking at the big picture. you met and knew jfk the most charismatic president you had ever met? >> indeed. >> sean: jfk, nixon, ford, the two bushes. >> eisenhower. carter. >> sean: i was thinking, i wanted to get your thoughts you called jfk the moss charismatic? >> he was. he was young, he had energy and offered hope and it was a time in our country's history when -- he was the right person to be there in terms of inspiring. then his life was gone, so soon. >> sean: one interesting comment about bill clinton. it was either abu ghraib or -- >
kennedy -- thank you, ronald reagan. >> donald rumsfeld's memoirs. former defense secretary donald rumsfeld has written a memoir entitled "known and unknown." regrets, he sat a few. "we know where they are" with regard to weapons of mass destruction in iraq -- they never turned up. when it comes to the war in iraq, he has no real regrets. he says that saddam hussein remained in power, the middle east would be far more perilous than it is today. >> is the defense of the book. what else would we expect donald rumsfeld to write? i think he scores some points blaming other people. when things went wrong, he bears some blame, but he is actually right that the whole process broke down, that condoleezza rice did not do a good job, that colin powell was not as assertive as he might have been. >> how can you blame colin powell for not being assertive enough when you just kicked him in the proverbial groin? >> did he go before the united nations and hold up that old thing? it >> i am a big fan of colin powell but i think historians will look back and see a period where they wish colin powell
on a deadly 6.3 earthquake that hit new zealand hours ago. donald rumsfeld faces the toughest interview yet. the sit-down with dave later in the show. >>> but first, let's get to the news. live at 5:30 a.m. here at 30 rock in new york city. >>> republican governor scott walker is expected to deliver a speech to his wisconsin citizens tonight as the standoff continues in the state over plans to strip collective bargaining rights from public employees. senate democrats say they'll not return to wisconsin unless walker makes concessions to the bill. but in a news conference last night, walker said he would not accept any compromises. >> protesters are here each and every day. there are those to be heard at least those from wisconsin but those from wisconsin they have every right to be heard. and i also want to make it clear to union leaders coming in from outside the state of wisconsin given the choice to stand with them or the millions of hard working taxpayers all across wisconsin many of whom are paying much more for health care and retirement benefits than the modest amount we're asking fo
enters a third week. answering some of the known unknowns. donald rumsfeld gives his first tv interview as leaving office as u.s. defense secretary. >> there have been dramatic scenes at the war crimes trial of charles taylor in the haig. his defense lawyer has walked out in protest at the court's refusal to accept a late document. this is the final phase of the former president's trial with closing arguments before the judges give their verdict. he faces crime charges in relation to the civil war in sierra leone. >> this trial it the hague has lasted more than three years. in the dark is charles taylor who was a former president of liberia, accused of arming and suppo supporting rebels in sierra leone during a 10-year campaign in terror largely against fins. last year prosecutorors summon ed a model and actor to give evidence. they were trying to tab a link between charles taylor and un cut diamonds mrs. campbell said she was given after meeting mr. taylor in 1997. >> i opened my jewels and two men were this and gave me a pouch and said a gift for you. >> charles taylor is accused of h
people known dead, scores more believed trapped in the rubble. >>> plus, one-on-one with donald rumsfeld field. he is here to answer questions about iraq an much more. good day. we begin with the powerful earthquake that struck new zealand today. 65 dead after the 6.3 quake toppled homes, multistory buildings, a stone cathedral. we're now hearing that officials are finding more dead in those collapsed buildings. search and rescue teams have pulled more than 120 people from ruins of christchurch, but around 100 are still believed to be trapped in the rubble. the state department announced it is sending response teams to help. >>> admiral thad allen joins me by phone from christchurch. you were there with a team. tell us what is going on? what did you experience? >> first of all, we were evacuated last night so i'm calling from wellington. we were in christchurch to talk about partnerships in the pacific. it was led by evan bayh, we were talking about matters of mutual strad and security and sustainable fi issues in the country. >> and are all of the members of the u.s. team safe? one of t
, that was completely inappropriate but beautifully handled by president obama. >>> donald rumsfeld releases his new memoir today, the one in which he concedes his troop decisions in iraq may have been wrong. in an interview that air last night, donald rumsfeld was reluctant to oeven doer prosecute bush's notion that failing to draw down troops. >> the most important failure in the execution of the war. >> interesting. >> yeah. i don't have enough confidence to say that's right. i think it's possible. it's hard to know. the path you didn't take is always smoother. >> donald rumsfeld went on to point finger at other members of the bush administration for failures in iraq. >> donald rumsfeld lays the blame on too many hands on the steering wheel. no coordinated plan. first, the. 's right-hand adviser in the white house, condoleezza rice addition. >> she never served in a senior administration position. she had been an am democratic. a lot of am deblgices like to have meetings. every time before a big issue got before the president, he was perfectly willing to make a decision. >> and secretary powell?
. >> he is . tony kennedy -- thank you, ronald reagan. >> former defense secretary donald rumsfeld has written a memoir entitled "known and unknown." regrets, he said a few. he said "we know where they are" with respect to weapons of mass destruction in iraq. he has, i gather, no real regrets. "at saddam hussein remained in power, the middle east would be far more perilous than it is today." >> it is a defense of the book. what else would we expect it donald rumsfeld to write? he's being a defense of human being. he does score some points against other people. he's actually read that the whole process broke down, that condoleezza rice did not do a good job, that colin powell was not as assertive as he might have been. >> how can you blame colin powell for not being assertive enough when you just take them in the proverbial groin and nature he could not walk? -- and made sure he cannot walk? >> i am a big fan of colin powell, but i think historians will go back and see a period where they wished that colin powell had been more assertive about going -- >> he says that president bush aske
secretary donald rumsfeld, emotional, fiery. why introduce iraq after 9/11? >>> and from missing the words on the national anthem to the contest for the best ad. winners and losers at the super bowl not on the playing field. >>> good evening, and we welcome you to a new week. it was just a short walk across the street from the white house today, but for president obama it was something of a long, tricky journey two years in the making. for the first time since taking office, he spoke to the u.s. chamber of commerce, the powerhouse of american business and his political adversary. he delivered an urgent message to the companies to get in the game, start spending money and hiring workers throwing down a gauntlet but also trying to build a bridge. jake tapper is at the white house. tell us what happened, jake. >> reporter: good evening, diane. president obama is desperate to get the economy moving again, and as you say, it's just a quick hop across the street to the chamber, but the distance on so many issues between the white house and the chamber of commerce is vast. the temperature was in
in the head? wow. plus here's what donald rumsfeld remembers in his new book that president bush came to him two weeks after 9/11 and talked about war with iraq. here's what he forgets that whiling the pentagon was still smoldering that day it was rumsfeld himself who was targeted saddam hussein despite the fact that iraq didn't attack us. tonight we play rummy. while republicans wanted to run, president obama seems to be launching his re-election campaign, today he hit two points republicans love to question, his christianity and winning the future. guess who suddenly is looking stronger for 2012. let me finish with glenn beck's cracker barrel crack up. let me start with the situation in egypt. joining me on the phone in cairo is nbc news chief foreign correspondent richard engel. richard, what do we make of this call for trials of president mubarak and people like vice president omar suleiman? >> reporter: the call for trials for the people he believes is instigating. >> no, actually we got a report tonight that one of the strategists described as such with news eliminate brotherhood who i
. former defense secretary donald rumsfeld on her turbulent tenure, interrogations and the horror of abu ghraib. >> that was such a stain on our country. >>> health alerts. big news about treating breast cancer. >>> and "world news" investigates a product found in every drugstore in america. >>> and, granny gladiator. thieves no match for a super hero with a handbag. >>> good evening. it was the mystery that puzzled engineers, frightened drivers and dealt a body blow to the first-rate reputation of toyota. and tonight, car owners and the automaker are breathing a sigh of relief. government safety investigators with help from nasa scientists have concluded there was no evidence flaws in the toyota electronic system made the cars accelerate. so, what did happen? our chief investigative correspondent brian ross broke the toyota story more than a year ago and he brings us the latest findings tonight. brian? >> reporter: well, diane, it was very good news for toyota in a year where they had to recall more than 8 million cars for safety defects led to dozens of deaths and thousands of accident
, former secretary of defense donald rumsfeld. the longest serving secretary of defense in our history. served for nixon, ford and george w. bush. also one of the few americans to have met saddam hussein in person. he has earned another title, author. he's the author of the new book "known and unknown" the book delivers behind the scenes details of the bush administration that may surprise you. it may change your view of recent history. donald rumsfeld joins us live. good evening. >> good to be with you. >> greta: you were the youngest ever secretary of defense and perhaps the oldest as well. there are so many different ways to describe you. there's a narrative that begins in terms of politics. beginning in lebanon 1983, it threads through looking at what is happening now in egypt. does egypt surprise you? >> there have been so many events, as you suggest, marine barracks bombing in lebanon, the uss cole, first attack on world trade center, khobar bombings. all of those occurred in a sequence and in almost every instance they were treated as law enforcement problems. they about -- peop
martin feldstein about tough choices. >>> and my interview with former defense secretary donald rumsfeld. $700 billion spent on the war in iraq. over 4,000 american casualties. was it worth the cost? >>> plus, if you're getting ready to scratch that travel itch, how you can weatherproof your vacation. protecting yourself from mother nature and the airline industry. "the wall street journal report" begins right now. >> this is america's number one financial news program, "the wall street journal report." now maria bartiromo. >> here is a look at what is making news as we head into a new week on wall street. the first shots have been fired in the battle of the 2012 budget. president obama releasing what he calls his cut and invest agenda, which projects an annual deficit of more than $1.6 trillion for the fiscal year. the president's proposal would freeze discretionary spending, reduce pentagon spending and increase education, infrastructure, and clean energy allotments. it does not address the fast growing and expensive programs of medicare, medicaid, and social security. >>> the marks to
a gay group should be allowed to participate at cpac this week. >>> and donald rumsfeld called all efp on us and regrets nothing. now that he is out selling a book, he depends the bad war intelligence and defenlds the decision to use torture. colonel lawrence wilkinson reacts to all of that. >>> breaking news from capitol hill, seven freshly hired republicans handed them a loss. 26 republicans in all voted no on a nine-month ex-penguins of parts of the patriot act. tonight's vote needed two-thirds for passage. republican leaders thought they had it or would not have brought to a vote on the house floor. the bill would have extended wire taps, fbi access to business records and surveillance of terror suspects which the tea party generally opposes saying it gives the government too much power. there is also fighting among conservative groups attending the cpac conference. several organizations have backed out because a gay conservative group is being permitted to attend. founder of the gay group, go proud, christopher baren responds next. >>> this weekend, conservatives will gather in wa
donald rumsfeld was here, and i asked him about something called the iron triangle, which she wrote -- he wrote about, which is the congress, the committees on the hill, the defense department establishment, and the defense industry. you is what he said when i asked him about that question. >> and the three of them get together and develop a comfort level as to what ought to be. now, somebody comes in and wants to change that, namely, a president of united states gets elected, like president george w. bush, he gave a speech. he outlined what he thought should happen, how it could be brought into the 21st century, and any changes that could be made art tended to be made over the objection of congress, the defense contractors, and the bureaucracy. they are comfortable with the way it is. they have concluded that that is the way it ought to be, and if a president gets elected that comes into office with different views, there tends to be natural opposition to it. there was the crusader program. i cannot think of a worse name. it was an enormous artillery piece, which took aircraft anywhere i
gripping top story tonight. next, donald rumsfeld, former defense secretary has been promoting a book in which he says, contrary to the facts, it was president bush who first pushed fighting the war in iraq after 9/11 when it was, yes, mr. rumsfeld yourself, sir. plus you want to know what's behind the sudden pressure to get jeb bush to run for president? hopelessness, less to do with bush himself than the republican field of next turners out there and second raters that pose a weak challenge to president obama next year. also, who would have thought the challenge to the health care bill would come from senate democrats. the moderates and some may have more to say about killing, the key individual mandate in the bill than all the republicans put together. let me finish tonight with that big announcement in philly today that the country is going to actually build, really build, a fast national train system. let's start with the conservative split. first time i've seen one in years, richard wolffe, msnbc political analyst and ben smith, national political reporter for "politico." i want
defense secretary donald rumsfeld taking some heat from david david letterman. >> is the united states behind all of these demonstrations? [ laughter ] >> no. >> we'll show you what happened there. >> thanks for being here. >> bill: caution, you are about to enter the no spin zone from california. the factor begins right now. plrch ♪ ♪ >> bill: hi, i'm bill o'reilly reporting tonight from los angeles. thanks for watching us. pro union forces step it up in wisconsin. that is the subject of this evening's talking points memo with almost everything on the line for the unions and the democratic party in america, the situation in wisconsin is not calming down. in fact, governor scott walker now says he could fire 1500 state workers next week if the democratic senators who have left the state do not return to vote on the union controversy. as you may know big money is pouring into wisconsin on both sides. because if the state workers union loses power, there will be a domino effect in other states in the democratic party will be hurt big time. so the battle continues and emotions are run
be dangerous if you are not smart. >> coming up. from president bush to condoleezza rice. donald rumsfeld talks candidly [ man ] i was deciding what to do with my citi thankyou points when it happened... [ glass breaks ] ...again. ♪ [ child ] run! [ man ] first it was the mailbox, then my squirrel... and now, this. so i used my points to make a donation to get the park down the street built. when it finally opened, i also used my points for... car repair. [ male announcer ] use citi thankyou points for almost anything. and earn them fast with the new citi thankyou preferred card. what's your story? citi can help you write it. >> every student at oakland charter school got a wireless router system. the company chose the high school because of the high achievement level. all the graduate last year were admitted to 4 year college. all of them. focus on helping students from low income household be the first to go on to college. as you can immanuel they are having terrific success with the goal but few income household have few wireless technology and cisco hopes that will close the digi
, and a prescription for confronting radical islam from former defense secretary donald rumsfeld. >> they are not going to disappear. they are a small group of people that are dedicated, determined and vicious. >> and on this presidents' day weekend, lessons from our founding fathers. >> the financing of our nation should be maintained as the finance of one's own home. >> i'm candy crowley, and this is "state of the union." >>> if congress can't reach an agreement on this year's budget by march 4th, the government will be out of money and shut down. over time that could mean things like no social security checks, no passports, no national park tours. the republican-controlled house passed a budget to keep the government running through september, but with over $61 billion in spending cuts, the house bill is seen as too harsh and a non-starter in the democratic-controlled senate. basically, an unstoppable force has met an immoveable object. >> well, when we say we're going to cut spending, read my lips, we're going to cut spending. >> we're not risking a shutdown. they are. that's what they threatened t
know. we also know there are known unknowns. but with his new book, donald rumsfeld is dishing it out again. if he was wrong about iraq wmd, he tells diane sawyer of abc, so was everyone else. >> hillary clinton, john kerry, the french intelligence, the british intelligence, the german intelligence -- it was uniform across the board that it was reasonable to assume that he had chemical and biological weapons. the of the chaos after the invasion of iraq -- in his book, in his book he blends lack of white house coordination and key adviser condoleezza rise for failing to take charge. >> see -- she never served in a senior administration position. she had been an academic and lots of academics like to have meetings. >> he takes a swipe at other key players like colin powell and almost confidence his or her boss president bush who says in his book that cutting troop numbers too quickly was the biggest mistake. >> interesting. i don't have enough confidence to say that is right. i think it is possible. it is hard to know pitino, the path you didn't take is always knew there. >> no mention
donald rumsfeld. he talks about the making of the book and responses to reviews. he also looks back to c-span appearance 20 years ago where he gave the advice to presidents and their staffs. >> don rumsfeld, author of "known and unknown." how did you write this book? >> i thought about first using basically my memory. i decided to have such a rich archive, and i have lived so many years, one-third of our country's history, which is almost unbelievable, and i decided to digitize a lot of my papers and then use that. the second thing i did was i decided -- i have read a lot of books by friends involved in things i had been involved in. it was a narrow perspective. i decided to bring in i don't know how many people, 40 or 50 people, one at a time, who were involved with me at various segments of my life, and we would sit in a conference room and take it and then transcribe it, and then stimulate other and remind each other of things that took place. then we would transcribe, and then i also had letters from world war ii, all the memos when i met with gerald ford, the only president who was
that. >> donald rumsfeld does what a lot of people do is rewrite history as they see it. i remember when word raced through, when i was living in new york that donald rumsfeld was fired or replaced by secretary gates. people were elated. this came the day after the mid-term elections in 2006. this was someone who was not terribly liked around the country, who was someone who was a little brusk and cavalier in talking about what was going on in iraq. remember this is the same guy who said, you know, stuff happens when the museums were being looted in iraq. this is a guy who talked about, you know, calling europe old europe when talking about france and germany about how they are not getting with it. donald rumsfeld has a lot to atone for and account for and for him to try to recast history in a light more favorable to him is not surprising. but in this day and age it is surprising when you're one google search away from the truth. >> speaking about being one google search from truth. let's put this in the context of the news of the day. ten years of foreign policy dedicated at milita
.com/special report. up next, donald rumsfeld joins up next, donald rumsfeld joins me after the break.;7 >>> he is the youngest and oldest man to serve as defense secretary and the only one to do it twice. he has chronicled his journey to big time politics in a memoir "known and unknown." welcome. >> good to be with you. >> it was an interesting read, a lot of anecdotes over six decades of public service. i want to focus on the time, i covered you at the pentagon. first on afghanistan, the briefings, some reporter, how close are you to bin laden. do you really know how close the u.s. may have been in the mountains of tora bora back then? >> no, we don't. there are people that speculated about it. i can remember personally watching an unmanned aerial vehicle video feed and seeing a tall man in a white robe with people around hi and everyone watching that was convinced it was osama, at a certain moment, something spooked him and he took off. he couldn't be over 20 years old. all of us were convinced. >> brett: you write. i sent a memo to george tenet we might be missing an opportunity there and w
. donald rumsfeld gets into a skirmish with a tv anchor over whether president obama has improved america's reputation in the world. have you seen this? >> the president's supporters say that in two years he's been able to return this country to a status of being liked across the world in a way that america was not liked during the bush administration. >> i think he has made a practice of trying to apologize for america. megyn: and it did not end there. the tape and the debate on what donald rumsfeld said with our political panel coming up. and this is what is left of a fun house after a powerful windstorm lifted it off the ground and threw it into a nearby house. wait until you hair what happened to the children who were playing inside and what they were doing in there in the first place. moms and dads, listen up. it's the sound that no passenger wants to hear while flying -- a giant explosion. the incredible story of what happened on this delta jet. >> everything was going fine. i noticed that there was a little bit more vibration than normal and then there was a boom and we knew that s
. the issue, whether a gay group should be allowed to participate at cpac this week. >>> and donald rumsfeld called all efp on us and regrets nothing. now that he is out selling a book, he depends the bad war intelligence and defends the decision to use torture. colonel lawrence wilkinson reacts to all of that. [ male announcer ] you know her. ♪ hey, what you do to me [ male announcer ] we know diamonds. together we'll find the perfect gift this valentine's day. ♪ you don't know [ male announcer ] that's why only zales is the diamond store. the morning after the big move starts with back pain... and a choice. take advil now... and maybe up to 4 in a day. or, choose aleve and 2 pills for a day free of pain. smart move. ♪ >>> breaking news from capitol hill, seven freshly hired republicans handed them a loss. 26 republicans in all voted no on a nine-month extension of parts of the patriot act. tonight's vote needed two-thirds for passage. republican leaders thought they had it or would not have brought to a vote on the house floor. the bill would have extended wire taps, fbi access to bu
will win this waiting game? and former defense secretary donald rumsfeld new book, settling old scores. good morning, it's february 8th, 2011, i'm savannah guthrie. >> and i'm chuck todd. rumsfeld we thought would be the last one to do the tell-all from the bush administration. >> but he is. >> it's a good one. we'll get to it. >>> the demise of the democratic leadership council, did it go away, never figure out how to be nothing but a bill clinton entity, and the eight reasons why jeb bush has to start running for president now if he wants to be president in the future. >>> the anti-mubarak protesters are calling for another million people to hit the streets trying to keep up pressure on president mubarak. >> they have gotten a big turnout so far today. tens of thousands once again flowing into cairo's main square, and in a sign that demonstrators are settling in for the long haul now, a tent city has sprung up in the heart of the square. so far, president mubarak seems content to wait it out, offering piecemeal concessions to the opposition. earlier today vice president suleman annou
white house, former secretary of defense donald rumsfeld unleashing on some of the most defining moments in our nation's history. wait until you hear what he's saying. >> the heartbreaking thing with respect to guantanamo is not that there's anything wrong with that, it's one of the finest prison systems in the world. what's awkward is the fact that for whatever reason, the administration was incapable of persuading people that that was a first class operation, that they were not torturing people. martha: let's take a look at some of the top stories developing here in "america's newsroom". antigovernment protest necessary egypt entering the third week now, president hosni mubarek set up a committee to recommend constitutional changes, protestors, though, still want him to resign. >>> it is day two in the trial of julian assange, where he faces sexual assault allegations and continental airlines laying off 500 workners houston, they say that is part of the merger with united workers, the workers include management and clerical employees. hope that's not bad news for your -- don't send flo
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